Waterfalls

Waterfalls abound in the Finger Lakes Region! Here in Schuyler County, we have many for you to see and explore. Aside from the listing here, there are a number of other waterfalls in our area, which you can find here.

How many can you check off the list? Here are a few to get you started...

 

Aunt Sarah's Falls
Aunt Sarah's Falls

Aunt Sarah's Falls is located directly on State Route 414, just north of the village of Montour Falls. When the water table is low, this waterfall is often the first to show signs. It may slow to a trickle or even stop completely during dry weather.

GPS Location: N 42.35185 / W 76.85597

Directions: From the village of Watkins Glen, take Route 14 south and the waterfall will appear on your right just before rounding the bend into the village of Montour Falls.  There is parking on the east side of Route 14, directly across from Aunt Sarah's Falls.

Deckertown Falls
Deckertown Falls

Deckertown Falls is one of the lesser-known waterfalls in the area, but definitely a gem! It's an easy walk, located on the outskirts of the village of Montour Falls.

Location: 101-149 E Catlin St., Montour Falls, NY 14865

Directions: From the village of Watkins Glen, head south on Route 14 toward the village of Montour Falls. Turn left onto NY-224 and then take a right onto South L'hommedieu Street. Take a left on East Catharine Street and follow that to the end where you'll find a small parking area. It is a short walk from the parking area to see the falls.

Havana Glen Park
Eagle Cliff Falls

Located in Havana Glen Park, Eagle Cliff Falls has a moderate, consistent flow, visible after a short and easy walk from the parking area. There is a $2 vehicle entrance fee to this municipal park. You'll enjoy a number of smaller, cascading falls along the path, too!

Location: 135 Havana Glen Road, Montour Falls, NY 14865

Hector Falls
Hector Falls

Hector Falls is located directed alongside State Route 414, on east side of Seneca Lake in the town of Hector.

GPS Location: N 42.41802 / W 76.86677

Driving directions: From the village of Watkins Glen, take Route 414 north along the east side of Seneca Lake for 2.5 miles. You will pass over a bridge and the falls will be on your right. Please use caution - people will be traveling 45-65 mph on this road. Slowing or stopping unexpectedly could be dangerous. Please be a courteous driver - slow down and put on your flashers as you look for the falls. There is space for about 5 cars on the shoulder just before and after the falls.

Shequaga Falls
Shequaga Falls

Shequaga Falls is located in the village of Montour Falls, at the corner of the historic Glorious T intersection.

GPS Location: N 42.34453 / W 76.85136

Directions: From the village of Watkins Glen, head south on State Route 14 toward the village of Montour Falls. Take a right on South Genesee Street. Come to a stop sign and the falls will be just ahead on the right. There is a small parking area with room for two cars, but there is additional parking on Main Street. Be sure to check out the beautiful village of Montour Falls while you're there!

 

Watkins Glen State Park
Watkins Glen State Park

19 waterfalls in less than 1.5 miles! This is the waterfall mecca of the Finger Lakes! Voted the #3 State Park in the USA by USA Today Readers, this park offers the Gorge Trail to take in the waterfalls (no pets or strollers, please) and the Rim Trail to take in the views from around the rim of the gorge (dogs allowed), plus there is camping, picnicking, swimming, and so much more to enjoy!

Location: The Main Entrance is located at North Franklin and 10th Streets in downtown Watkins Glen